Abuja - Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, reports Punch.
Soludo made the call on Thursday while speaking during the presentation of a book entitled, ‘The Politaics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria,’ in Abuja.
Soludo said Kanu’s prolonged detention would make him a hero or a martyr, which would not stop the current Biafran agitation.
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He said Kanu was not popular until security agents arrested him in 2015.
The ex-CBN governor warned that if Kanu was not released, his detention could be used as a campaign tool in 2019, just as the pardoning of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu was used by Shehu Shagari to gain support in the 1980s.
- News 24